Thursday, June 28, 2007
Homeschooling is often so easy!
I just love homeschooling! We are mostly on summer break. In other words, we are doing child-led activities, finishing up a few things I wanted us to do this year, and taking advantage of all those things that just come up! Just looking at today alone the little kiddos learned how to play Candyland and Connect 4 (brand new games to us -- gifts from Ronald McDonald house), did two reading lessons(Mom led), did an entire workbook on same/different (child-led), built with blocks and Legos, played in the sandbox and spent 30 minutes on the Internet looking at skeletons and blood vessels, etc. with Grandma (child-led). Wow, and it is only 1:45pm! What more will they learn today? The sky's the limit. While the little kiddos were doing all that, the big teen was off at the nature center doing his internship and tonight he will be helping dh sand down and refinish the dining room floor. In addition, we watched the "Grapes of Wrath" this week and hopefully will be learning how to use our new microscope this week. Of course, not all days run smoothly and there are moments in days when I think I must be nuts to be on this journey; but overall it is just wonderful to be blessed with this opportunity!